You might wonder how we chose our name. Well, to start, the unexpected spelling is deliberate. We noticed that a lot of things these days are labeled green. Unfortunately, not everything on the list is actually helping to make our planet a better place to live. And some things even fossil fuels like coal are being green-washed as clean.
The fact is, the supply of too much of our national energy grid comes from burning fossil fuels. That’s harming our environment, and depleting non-renewable resources. Making matters worse, fossil fuels are being transported hundreds of miles from their sources to the power plants where they’re burned. Our goal is to rebalance the grid so that more of the demand is met by clean, renewable energy and from sources close to home.
In short, we want a greener, cleaner grid. That’s Grean.
Among renewable sources of energy, our focus is on the Sun. Our solutions capture abundant solar energy that would otherwise just bounce off or get absorbed by your property’s roof. With Solar, energy is converted immediately, and used on the spot, eliminating the wasteful delivery of electricity that’s transmitted over miles of poles and wires from conventional fossil-fuel sources. Best yet, GreanLife Solar systems can return surplus electricity to the utility grid, helping to offset the demand for energy that’s generated by burning fossil fuels.
GreanLife Solar Mission
Accelerate the large scale deployment of clean, green, renewable energy to improve the quality of ALL life on earth.
Meet the GreanLife Solar team
Rajiv Pandya (CEO / Co-Founder)
As President of GreanLife Solar and Co-Manager of Clean Feet Investors, Rajiv brings deep technical and commercial knowledge of the solar energy industry and extensive management experience from the corporate world. Before focusing full time on the renewable energy industry in 2010, Rajiv was with The Dow Chemical Company for 23 years, including his last ten years overseas as Chief Procurement Officer for the Company’s Asia Pacific Region. Rajiv holds a BS Electrical Engineering from The University of Houston, and an MBA from the Cameron School of Business.
Jon Vasconcellos (CFO / Co-Founder)
Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in senior finance & management, Mr. Vasconcellos provides strategic and financial consulting services to businesses in various stages of development.
After an initial six years of experience at public accounting firm KPMG LLP where he gained experience in financial systems and management in a broad array of industries, Mr. Vasconcellos worked as Controller of Elmhurst College for three years, and then as Controller for Sanford Brown College, a five-location subsidiary of a public company, Whitman Education Group. Next, Jon was promoted to Controller of the company’s 20-campus Associate Degree Division, and when Whitman Education Group was sold to Career Education Corporation, Mr. Vasconcellos was promoted to the position of Vice President of Finance.
In 2005, Mr. Vasconcellos began serving as Chief Financial Officer of ATI Schools & Colleges. While at ATI, he managed a wide variety of executive and financial areas, including accounting, financial reporting, real estate, legal, Financial Aid, Treasury, debt management, information technology, and M&A functions.
Mr. Vasconcellos has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio.
Jigar Shah (Advisor)
As CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, Jigar is a renowned visionary and entrepreneur who works closely to guide and influence business leaders and policy makers around the globe on issues to implement profitable solutions to climate change. As Former CEO of the Carbon War Room and Founder of SunEdison, Jigar has been committed to leveraging the next economy by solving the challenging issues of our time, which included revolutionizing the solar industry by introducing the solar as a service business model that helped accelerate solar PV into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Jigar holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from The University of Maryland. His new book Creating Climate Wealth is available on Amazon and at http://climatewealth.co/
Arthur Benjamin (Advisor)
Arthur E. Benjamin has been dedicating himself to investing his time, energy and finances into companies and projects that make a difference in the lives of people and their pets—including education and animal rights activism—for the past three decades. Serving on the boards of several of the nation’s leading career education colleges and associations, his educational activities impact career education throughout the United States. Meanwhile, as an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, Arthur’s philanthropy has had an equally significant impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals, both domesticated and living in the wild. And in investments, he has led deals with stellar returns to his partners, a number of them exceeding 10x ROI. – See more at: http://www.arthurebenjamin.com/biography/#sthash.mTODjxJl.dpuf